Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering department at UC Santa Cruz aims to achieve engineering discoveries that benefit humankind through a combination of curiosity, open-mindedness, and inclusiveness. We aim to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiration and quality education, believing that rigor, creativity, and excitement should be part of the Electrical Engineering curriculum. Our undergraduate program is ABET accredited.


UC Santa Cruz researchers develop scalable method for virus detection

Early diagnosis of infectious diseases can lead to accurate treatments and can prevent transmission and long-term complications. But to detect and identify an infectious disease is not easy. Disease-causing pathogens are normally present in low concentrations, requiring extremely sensitive devices... Read More

Dean Alexander Wolf with the 2017-18 Dean's and Chancellor's Award Winners

Baskin Engineering announces Dean's and Chancellor's Award winners

Each academic year, the Deans and the Chancellor honor the achievements of students who go above and beyond in scholarship and creativity in their undergraduate studies. Students selected for the Dean’s and Chancellor’s Awards are those whose work exemplifies the mission of UC Santa Cruz to... Read More

Westlake Fifth Grade Group 1

Baskin Engineering welcomes fifth graders to campus

More than 100 fifth-grade students from Westlake Elementary School toured science and engineering labs at UC Santa Cruz last month. Organized by Holger Schmidt, Narinder Kapany Chair of Optoelectronics and professor of electrical engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering... Read More